Kofi Annan Talk Spotlights Global Affairs and Leadership

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan joined in a wide-ranging discussion with John H. Ruggie, professor of Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard University, who served as Annan’s assistant secretary-general for strategic planning. The February 8 talk at the City College of New York was sponsored by the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service and the City College Division of Social Science. The event marked the completion of a six-year joint CCNY-Yale University project to research, collect, organize, and publish the official papers of Kofi Annan.

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Kofi Annan and John H. Ruggie in conversation at City College.

By Maura Christopher, Director of Publications, Colin Powell Center

With the fate of Syria dominating headlines, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Friday for a political solution to the conflict. “Military intervention will only make things worse.” said Annan, who served during 2012 as Joint Special Envoy to Syria for the United Nations and the League of Arab States.

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Kofi Annan to Speak at City College Friday, February 8

On Friday, February 8, Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, will deliver a special guest lecture at City College. His appearance, sponsored by the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, marks the publication of his collected papers, a joint six-year CCNY-Yale project, led by principle investigator Jean Krasno. Professor Krasno is the Center’s initiative director for multilateral diplomacy and international organizations.

Kofi Annan will deliver a lecture at CCNY on February 8 at 10 a.m. Photo: Creative Commons/Alberto CabelloOn Friday, February 8, Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, will deliver a special guest lecture at City College. His appearance, sponsored by the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, marks the publication of his collected papers, a joint six-year CCNY-Yale project, led by principle investigator Jean Krasno. Professor Krasno is the Center’s initiative director for multilateral diplomacy and international organizations. Continue reading “Kofi Annan to Speak at City College Friday, February 8”